I may be the only one that does this, but I’m always trying to one up my Thanksgiving game. In my mind, anything that is “fallish” is fair game come Thursday afternoon! I’ve come up with a fun little Thanksgiving-ie appetizer (or eat it as a side) with these Harvest Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce. And you are going to want to DIG.IN.
Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things to plop onto my plate during Thanksgiving. Every year I try to up my cranberry sauce game and this Walnut Cranberry Sauce has won the trophy!
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes. Need I say more?!!
I’ve been broadening my horizons with persimmons lately, and this Mexican Persimmon and Broccoli slaw is off the chain. (does anyone even say that anymore) Persimmons are delicious, but also odd. I think it’s safe to say that the majority of people do not know what the heck to do with a persimmon! I was totally that person a couple of years ago and was always intrigued at the store to get one, but just didn’t know what to do with them!
Fear not friends, I got your back and will show you how can incorporate persimmons into your meals! Persimmons add a nice crunch and a bit of sweetness to dishes and are wonderful on there own as well. We like to eat them just like an apple!
This warm brussels and persimmon salad is about to blow yo’ mind!! I have a confession, I never had a persimmon before last year. I don’t know why, because they are sooo great! Slightly crunchy like an apple, a little sweet, perfect for snacking or putting into recipes.
Instant Pot mashed potatoes have been my jam lately. Actually, anything in the Instant Pot has been my jam for the last few months, but mashed potatoes…..complete swoonage!
I have been wanting to write a how to cook eggs in the instant pot for awhile now! Hard-boiling eggs was the game changer when it came to deciding whether the Instant Pot was worth it!! Previously I had tried every way possible to cook an egg to perfection. (my favorite method before the Instant Pot was steaming them)
Have you guys hopped on the Instant Pot train yet? It took me a good couple of years to FINALLY give in and get one, and other than having absolutely no room in my tiny kitchen to store it, it is a great “appliance” to have. For the last few months over on my Instagram stories, I’ve documented my Instant Pot adventures. What has worked, what hasn’t (honest bomb….I still am working on perfecting veggies in there), correct timing; there really is a bit of a learning curve to it, but once you get the idea of it, it’s pretty easy!
I don’t know about you, but there is only so much chicken apple sausage I can eat. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but just like how people can get tired of eggs, I get tired of chicken and apple sausage. Hashtag majorly. And all the “fun” flavors at the store either have a crap ton of sugar in it or are so.dang.expensive. I mean $8.99 for a 4 pack of sausage stuffed with pineapple. Yah, umm no thanks, I’ll just do it myself and get twice as many!! Plus I know exactly whats going into them!
While traveling through Portland we stopped at a restaurant where they had these deep fried tostones doused in buffalo sauce…..and of course it was AH-MAZING. I mean practically every restaurant in Portland is pretty great!! I get a lot of inspiration from eating at restaurants and I’m sure that a lot of other food bloggers do too! So after our trip I practiced perfecting the buffalo tostones, sans deep DEEEPP fried!